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Internationale groepsreis Southern India Coast to Coast Ride

Cycle through two distinctively different Indian states
14 dagen vanaf € 2.535,- (excl. vlucht)

Activities

  • Guided Group
  • Food

    • 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 8 dinners are included. For meals not included you should allow approx. GBP8 (approx. . USD12.80) per lunch and dinner, GBP2-3 (approx. . USD3.30-4.80) for lunch, and GBP4-5 (approx. . USD6.40-8) for dinner without drinks. This amount may vary according to how much you drink. Generally you can eat out very cheaply in India. There is a good choice of restaurants and sometimes there is a choice between Indian and Western style food. If you are a vegetarian, South India is an ideal destination. Lunches on riding days are usually taken in local roadside cafes. Tea and soft drinks are very cheap. A (large!) bottle of beer is approx. GBP3 (approx. . USD5). Mineral water is widely available. Please note that service in restaurants can be quite slow.

    Activities

    • Accom: hotel/lodge
    • Adult group
    • Culture & Discovery
    • Cycling
    • Cycling: road
    • New trip
    • Small Adult Group
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    14 dagen vanaf € 2.535,-

Route 14 daagse fietsvakantie Southern India Coast to Coast Ride

The two southernmost states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala perfectly depict the contrasting nature of India. Seeing them on two wheels gives us an excellent opportunity to soak up the rich culture and appreciate the different landscapes as we cycle by. Tamil Nadu sees far fewer visitors than other Indian states, but this is part of the attraction as we follow quiet backroads from the fertile coastal plains in the east to the remarkable hills of the Western Ghats which form the border with Kerala. Our ride takes us past some of the most impressive sites of southern India, including the former French colony of Pondicherry and the magnificent Sri Meenakshi Temple at Madurai. After cycling through the cooler highlands and tea estates of the Western Ghats we reach the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, where a relaxing houseboat cruise offers the chance to unwind and reflect on a memorable journey.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Chennai; transfer to Pondicherry via the shore temples of Mahabalipuram.
  2. Dag 2 - Circular ride passing the spiritual commune of Auroville. After lunch in the old quarter the afternoon is free.
  3. Dag 3 - Pleasant ride along village roads to experience the rural life of Southern India. Our afternoon ride heads to Chidambaram, famed for its bronze deity casting.
  4. Dag 4 - Riverside ride to the 16th Century Nayak's capital of Thanjavur; afternoon free to visit the town and Royal Palace.
  5. Dag 5 - Long ride through the Tamil Nadu heartland to Chettinad, renowned for it palatial mansions.
  6. Dag 6 - Scenic ride to Madurai, a highlight of any trip to India.
  7. Dag 7 - Free morning to visit this magnificent temple city. Transfer to lunch then ride past Indian vineyards before a final ascent into the Western Ghats and our night stop at Thekkady.
  8. Dag 8 - Free day to relax and stroll around this hill station or visit the nearby Periyar N.P.
  9. Dag 9 - A hilly days ride through the tea estates with a refreshing stop at a tea factory; after lunch ride one of the most scenic roads in Kerala to Vagamon.
  10. Dag 10 - Cycle through rubber and spice plantations to Kottayam, the Syrian Christian heartland of Kerala.
  11. Dag 11 - Free morning to explore or relax by the lake before boarding a houseboat for a stunning backwater cruise.
  12. Dag 12 - Final ride along the coast road to Fort Cochin.
  13. Dag 13 - Free day in Fort Cochin with its Chinese fishing nets.
  14. Dag 14 - End Cochin.
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